Mummies of the World

Jul 3, 2010 3 comments

A 10-month-old baby who lived in Peru 6,420 years ago; a 17th-century nobleman; a South American woman with a tattoo on each breast and one on her face; a woman who had tuberculosis; a child who had a heart condition and a youngster with a facial tumor. "Mummies of the World" is being called the largest travelling exhibition of mummies ever assembled. The 45 mummies and 95 artifacts in the show come from 15 museums in seven countries, said Marc Corwin, CEO of American Exhibitions Inc. The show opens today at the California Science Centre in Los Angeles, then will go on a three-year tour across the US

mummies (1)

Mummy of an adult male from pre-Columbian Atacama desert (in the present territory of Chile).

mummies (12)

Detmoldsky child: Peruvian mummy 8-10-month-old baby, who died 6500 years ago, probably from heart disease. The mummy had been borrowed for this exhibition Museum Detmold, Germany. This is one of the oldest mummy in the world, it precedes even the famous Pharaoh Tutu on more than 3000 years.

mummies (15)

Family Orlovits was part of the XVIII century mummies discovered in Vac in 1994. They were found during the reconstruction of the Dominican church in the underground tombs. Cold, dry air in the crypt, as well as pine oil allowed to be mummified bodies and safely preserved until today.

mummies (16)

Mummy of women from the 19th century Veronica Orlovits a copy of her dress, which she was buried.

mummies (17)

Mummy Orlovitsa Johannes, who died at the age of one year. The dress and bonnet - a copy of original garments, in which he was buried.

mummies (18)

Mummy Michael Orlovitsa leaves tomography Medical Center Cedars-Sinai in Los Angeles.

mummies (19)

Snapshot CT skull Michael Orlovitsa. The exhibition "Mummies of the world" will be several multimedia monitors, where people can see the mummified teeth under the microscope, as well as uvidet3-D images of the body scan and much more.

mummies (20)

Mummies Baroness von Schenk Guyhirn (foreground) and Baron von Holtz, partially covered by the request of the family. Baron von Holtz was an aristocrat 17th century, most likely killed during the 30-year war in Sommersdorfe.

mummies (21)

Mummy German baroness 17th century Schenk von Guyhirn.

mummies (22)

Among the mummies in the exhibition is the mummy of a South African woman with a tattoo on each breast and on her face.

mummies (2)

Mummy Peruvian women near. Her face could make out an oval tattoo.

mummies (3)

In addition to human mummies in the exhibition will be the mummy dogs, lizards, fish, rats, hyenas, cats, squirrels, hawks, and this howler from Argentina.

mummies (4)

The mummy of the human fetus, who died on the 30th week of development from a rare defect of the spine.

mummies (5)

Mummy women from Oceania.

mummies (6)

Mummy of women aged 30-50 years, suffering from tuberculosis is so strong that she was paralyzed legs.

mummies (7)

The sarcophagus of the Egyptian priest named Nes-Pa-Ka-Joke, dating back 650 years BC

mummies (8)

Mummy of a man from Egypt, dating from 408 BC

mummies (9)

The head of an Egyptian mummy of an adult.

mummies (10)

Peruvian Mummy, who died at the age of 30 years, 1000 years ago.

mummies (11)

Mummy Asian.

mummies (13)

Detail of the mummy is visible through a magnifying glass.

mummies (14)

Peruvian Mummy Child 4-6 years, hair analysis which showed the presence of nicotine.



Post a Comment

More on Amusing Planet


{{posts[0].date}} {{posts[0].commentsNum}} {{messages_comments}}


{{posts[1].date}} {{posts[1].commentsNum}} {{messages_comments}}


{{posts[2].date}} {{posts[2].commentsNum}} {{messages_comments}}


{{posts[3].date}} {{posts[3].commentsNum}} {{messages_comments}}